Design and documentation journal for my interactive fiction (text games); also reviews and other miscellaneous stuff.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hunting "Quirks"

Did the very first baby implementation of text substitutions in the hunting code.

Take 1:
"You can see your prey through the bushes; it seems to be unaware of you.  You pause, taking aim, and loose the rock with as much force as you can muster.  The rock strikes yourself squarely in the forehead, causing instant death.

There is a carcass of yourself here."

After eight hours, hunting languished, eviscerated and enveloped in test code, comments, and language that real adventurers would never use.  I fixed the bug, but the action is in so many pieces that putting it back together is going to be huge fun.  The longer I procrastinate, the worse it will be; even knowing that, I have this burning urge to do something else.  Anything else.  

Fun fact: Some salamander embryos will feed on their mother's insides with tiny embryonic teeth. 

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